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Detailed information about current UIS development projects.

Extending the GBN to Hinxton Genome Campus

The Granta Backbone Network (GBN) is the collegiate university’s privately owned fibre optic network. The decision was taken in 2018 to extend the network to Babraham Institute and Wellcome Sanger Institute (Hinxton) to enable greater collaboration between institutions.

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Falcon-on-Drupal

UIS currently offers two different website content management systems, which is a duplication of cost and effort. To streamline our offerings, we're developing 'Falcon-on-Drupal' – retaining the concept of the Falcon service, but delivering it on the Drupal platform.

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New future for Moodle

UIS will be making some important changes to the University's virtual learning environment, Moodle. These changes are required to meet forthcoming accessibility legislation, improve the user experience and help the University simplify its data management.

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Postgraduate Funding Project

The collegiate university would like to create a unified application system for postgraduate funding so that applicants can apply for our internal funding as part of their application for admission (this is currently limited to a few of the larger funders).

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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) project

Our Desktop and Systems team is currently exploring a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) as an additional way of providing managed desktop services to the University. This model hosts desktop software on a remote server and uses middleware to make applications available via an internet connection to any device, including desktop PCs, thin clients, phones and tablets.

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Wi-Fi network maintenance 07:00–09:00 Wednesday 18 September

Sep 12, 2019

The University’s wireless service will be unavailable for significant periods between 07:00 and 09:00 on Wednesday 18 September while we carry out essential maintenance work.

Wi-Fi upgrade on Tuesday 10 September between 07:00 and 09:00

Sep 09, 2019

There will be short interruptions to the wireless service on Tuesday 10 September between 07:00 and 09:00 as we implement an upgrade to the operating system. We'll do our best to minimise any disruption.

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